Angler's Edition Newsletter 

Lake Champlain International

...because a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Lake Champlain is the only option

June 2012
This is your last chance at discounted
prices for the 2012 LCI Father's Day Derby!! 

In less than three weeks, anglers from across the country will be heading
to Lake Champlain for 3 days of family, friends, and fishing on one of the best lakes in the USA.

Don't miss your chance to sign up for this nationally renowned event at deeply discounted prices.

But hurry!  

Online registrations close and the discounts go away May 31st.


2012 Derby Highlights
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Sections in this Issue:

-Lake Champlain Basin                         -Angling Heritage  

-Think You Know Champlain?            -National  

 -What's New With LCI                          -Events

Lake Champlain Basin

Video: Sea Lamprey Control on Lake Champlain  

Ask any trout or salmon angler on Lake Champlain about the status of the fishery and they'll all tell you it's getting better.  This VPT video about lamprey in Lake Champlain will tell you about it.  Watch now...

Cows, corn and cash: Lake Champlain water quality studies net frustration

lake from planeLake-area residents are growing frustrated with the state's failure to take substantive steps to thwart the phosphoros-induced blooms of toxic blue-green algae that will likely return this summer to threaten fishing, beaches and drinking water supplies.  Read more... 

Video: Students help stock Missisquoi

Fishing from the banks of the Missisquoi is one of those iconic images of Vermont living. But on Thursday, anglers shared their little slice of heaven with an unlikely crew.  Watch now...

Video: Are toxic algae blooms causing ALS?  

Could toxic algae blooms in Lake Champlain be responsible for an unusally high number of ALS cases?  Research tries to answer this question. 
Watch the video...

"Imagine a Healthy Lake Champlain" Kids Contests 


It's up to the next generation to continue our efforts of cleaning up and restoring Lake Champlain. Let's get them thinking about it now, and hey, why not offer $350 for the best ideas? See the contests here...

Think You Know Champlain? 

June Edition:  Fort Blunder 

Off the Lake Champlain shore in Rouses Point, NY, where Fort Montgomery currently stands, is the site of a big mistake.  Read more... 


Video: LCI's Eric and Ross on Channel 3 WCAX 

LCI's Eric LaMontagne (Outreach Director) and Ross Saxton (Director of Conservation & Education) went on WCAX the other night to chat about Lake Champlain and the Derby. Watch it here... 


Shop, Save, & Protect the Lake All At Once

goodshop logo Help LCI help Lake Champlain just by purchasing what you already are planning to!  Sign up for GoodShop, and many of your purchases will include a donation to LCI ... at no extra cost to you!  Learn about GoodShop here...
Fishing more than your spouse wants you to?
Here are some great gift ideas to get you out of trouble! Plus, rest well knowing that a portion of your purchase goes straight into Lake Champlain protection efforts. 


Angling Heritage

Get Your Spinning Reel Back in Shape Quickly

After our first day of fishing on our recent trip, one of the friends asked for help with a balky spinning reel.

The handle was "loosey-goosey," along with a floppy rotor that holds the reel bail assembly.  Learn how to fix it... 


America's Greatest Bass Fisherman

"All you have to have to be a human being is a mind, a heart and a soul; anything else is just extra," says Clay Dyer, who is 36-inches tall, weighs 85 pounds and has no hands or feet and only a partial arm.
Read about Clay...

Earbones Accurately Record a Fish's Life Travels

Studying the earbones of trout can reveal their lifetime movements in a large river system, according to a study released in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.   

Fishing Named the Most Popular Adult Outdoor Activity in New Report

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In 2011, outdoor recreation among Americans reached the highest participation level in the last five years. Fishing came in #1 for adults.  See the full report...

World-class Cello Concert: Fundraiser for a Healthier Lake Champlain

Saturday, May 26 at the Basin Harbor Club
You won't want to miss this one! World-renown cellist Benjamin Elton Capps, a "young cello phenomenon from New York," comes to the shores of Lake Champlain
for a concert to benefit Lake Champlain protection efforts.
Get your tickets today!

31st Annual LCI Father's Day Derby presented by Yamaha 

This is the fishing event thousands of folks wait for every year. Come spend Father's Day catching fish, having fun, and making memories! Check it out & register...

19th LCI All-Season Tournament presented by Gander Mountain

Here's your chance to win cash and prizes while fishing all season long! Find out more & register...

11th Annual LCI Little Anglers Derby presented by Ray's Seafood Market and Restaurant  

This free kid's event is a super fun afternoon on the Winooski River, just upstream of Lake Champlain. Ray's Seafood generously sponsors the event and provides bait, weighing, and the kids might even leave with a brand new fishing pole! Learn more...

Missisquoi River Clean Up by Boat - June 2  

Join the Missisquoi River Basin Association to help pick the trash out of the Missisquoi River by canoes and kayaks. Learn more...

Ducks Unlimited Events  

Ducks Unlimited 75 Year Anniversary Event
Where: Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury Center, VT
When: June 7th  5:30PM - 9:30PM
What: A celebration of DU's wetland conservation work
More Info:

Greenwing Day

Where: Waterbury- Stowe Rod and Gun Club
When: June 24, 2012
Time: 10:00-3:00 registration starts at 9:00
Cost: kids are free! Adults $10.00 each
Hamburgs, Hotdogs, Chips, Soda
Games, Raffles, Prizes & Fishing. All are welcome!
Click here for more info!


Lake Champlain International, Inc. (LCI) is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation actively involved in shaping the future of Lake Champlain's water quality and fisheries. Its mission is the conservation, restoration, and revitalization of Lake Champlain and its watershed. LCI educates, advocates, and motivates to ensure that Lake Champlain is swimmable, drinkable, and fishable. 

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531 Main Street

Colchester, VT 05446

802.879.3466  Fax: 802.879.1746

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